Before Marilyn Monroe, there was Norma Jeane Mortenson: a curly-haired brunette who never imagined she would be more than a housewife. Only a few years before before Marilyn Monroe was the platinum-haired actress and sex symbol of the '50s, she was Norma Jeane Mortenson. Her girl-next-door image is captured in her early work with the Blue Book Modelling Agency in Hollywood. Blue Book was a big launching point in Marilyn's career.
Biography · This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame Cast overview, first billed only: Ashley Judd Norma Jean Dougherty. Mira Sorvino Marilyn Monroe · Josh Charles Eddie Jordan. Ron Rifkin. Norma Jeane Becomes Marilyn Monroe - Soon after being signed with Twentieth Century-Fox, Norma Jeane Dougherty changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. Find out more about this story.